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Outstanding neighborhoods recognized for projects, service

Posted Jan. 11, 2017

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The annual Fort Worth Neighborhood Awards honored a host of grass-roots groups and individuals who engage residents and build stronger communities.

Mayor Betsy Price, City Manager David Cooke, League of Neighborhoods representative Eva Bonilla and city staff distributed the awards. The recognition was part of a full morning of seminars aimed at helping community leaders improve their outreach and service to their neighborhoods.

Fort Worth created the Neighborhood Awards more than a decade ago to recognize a variety of projects and activities that help make Fort Worth a great place to live, work and play. This year, based on feedback from participants, two awards were presented in several categories: one for mandatory homeowner associations and one for voluntary neighborhood associations.

Here are the award winners:

Ben Ann Tomayko Neighbor of the Year: Alice Boyd, Ryanwood Neighborhood Association.

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Mayor's Civic Engagement and Community Collaboration Award.

Marine Creek Homeowners Association and Historic Rosedale Park Neighborhood Association.

Mayor’s Health and Wellness Award. Crawford Farms Homeowners Association and Como Neighborhood Advisory Council.

Neighborhood Newsletter Award. Crawford Farms Homeowners Association, Heritage Homeowners Association, Marine Creek Ranch Homeowners Association, Eastern Hills Neighborhood Association, Oakhurst Neighborhood Association, Ridglea Neighborhood Association and Ryan Place Neighborhood Association.

Fort Worth Pride Award. This award is given to an organization that improves the physical aspects of the neighborhood. Winners: Harvest Ridge Homeowners Association and Historic Rosedale Park Neighborhood Association.

Spirit of Fort Worth Award. The award recognizes groups that foster social revitalization, enhance cultural aspects of the neighborhood or simply make residents feel welcome. Winners: Marine Creek Ranch Homeowners Association and Fairmount Neighborhood Association.

Code Compliance Officer of the Year. Terri Bock.

Neighborhood Police Officer of the Year. John Ornelas.

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Danny Scarth Award.

This award, presented in conjunction with the Mayor's Committee on Persons with Disabilities, recognizes someone who raises awareness of persons with disabilities or improves opportunities for them. Winner: Jakayla Dixon.

Neighborhood of the Year Award. Historic Rosedale Park Neighborhood Association. Fort Worth will send a representative from this neighborhood to Neighborhoods USA’s national competition later this year.

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Fort Worth Housing Solutions - Board of Commissioners : 5:30 p.m. March 30, 2017; Cafeteria, Wayside Middle School , 1300 Old Decatur Road.
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Fort Worth Housing Solutions Public Meeting: 5:30 p.m. March 30, 2017; Wayside Middle School Cafeteria, 1300 Old Decatur Road .
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City of Fort Worth and Fort Worth Police Officers Association - Meet and Confer: 11 a.m. March 31, 2017; Azalea Room, Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.
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Kickback: 7 p.m. March 31, 2017; Riverside Community Center, 3700 E. Belknap.

Cowtown Cleanup: 8 a.m. April 1, 2017; Various locations.

Handley Drive, Commancho Street & Reed Street Sidewalks Project Meeting: 10 a.m. April 1, 2017; Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, 5565 Truman Drive.

Earth Party: 11 a.m. April 1, 2017; Fort Worth Water Garden, 1502 Commerce St.

Fort Worth Human Relations Commission: 5:30 p.m. April 3, 2017; Room 201 A-B, Hazel Harvey Peace Center for Neighborhoods, 818 Missouri Avenue .
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Crowley Road & Sycamore School Road Sidewalks Project Meeting: 6 p.m. April 3, 2017; South Park Baptist Church, 7201 Crowley Road.

Gateway Area Infrastructure Improvements Project Meeting: 6:30 p.m. April 3, 2017; Andrew 'Doc' Session Community Center, 201 South Sylvania Ave.

Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee: 1 p.m. April 4, 2017; City Council Conference Room 290, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.

Housing and Neighborhood Services Committee: 2 p.m. April 4, 2017; City Council Conference Room 290, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street .

City Council Work Session: 3 p.m. April 4, 2017; City Council Conference Room 290, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.

MedStar Citizens Academy: 6 p.m. April 4, 2017; MedStar Training Academy, 2900 Alta Mere Drive.

City Council Meeting: 7 p.m. April 4, 2017; CIty Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.

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